According to a lawsuit filed Wednesday, a Whole Foods employee in Boulder, Colorado feels she faced ongoing discrimination due to her sexual orientation — all at the hands of a supervisor who created exciting of her clothing, her Crocs in distinct.
“She told me that I looked ‘unfuckable,’” Jennifer Johnston tells CBS4. “And that only gay people put on Crocs, which I took offense to.”
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Johnston claims that when she complained to management, she was essentially punished for performing so: the common manager wrote her up for playing music with “profane language,” which Johnston vehemently denies.
“It made me feel awful,” Johnston says. “I loved operating for Complete Foods … it was actually disappointing when I wasn’t supported back when I constantly supported them.”
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She says the discrimination is what eventually led her to resign. Now, she’s requesting back pay in addition to damages.
Entire Foods Market, which is currently investigating the incident, told CB4 in a statement that “discrimination in any form is unacceptable to Entire Foods Market. We had been notified of this filing and are seeking into the predicament.”
Whilst we’re sorry to hear about Johnston’s woes, we’re pleased to study how Jezebel wrapped up their coverage:
“Gay men and women, of course, are not the only ones who put on Crocs. The monstrosities are well-liked amongst folks with terrible taste in footwear of all orientations.”